"We are at a critical stage in the global conversation on sustainability, energy consumption and environmental protection," said Mulally. "Sue, as part of the senior leadership team, will not only help us shape our participation in this dialogue, but also help us develop the products and processes our customers and our society will demand. Sue has been very successful in leading our environmental and safety initiatives, and we're tapping into her vast knowledge and experience in those areas in having her take on this responsibility. She has the full support of the company's Board and senior leadership team, and I have every confidence that she will be successful in helping to drive sustainability throughout our business."
Cischke is charged with establishing a long range sustainability strategy as well as Ford's environmental and safety policy. She previously reported to Corporate Affairs Group Vice President Ziad Ojakli, and will continue to work closely with Ojakli and the Government Affairs team on safety and environmental regulatory issues.
Cischke previously was vice president, Environmental and Safety Engineering for Ford Motor Company, a position she has held since January 2001. As Ford's top environmental and safety officer, Cischke continues to have responsibility for assuring that Ford Motor Company products meet or exceed all safety and environmental regulations worldwide. She helps shape corporate policy and works with global regulators on issues ranging from carbon dioxide emissions to pedestrian safety.
Prior to joining Ford, Cischke was senior vice president of Regulatory Affairs and Passenger Car Operations at DaimlerChrysler. She began her career at Chrysler Corp. in 1976 and held various engineering positions until 1994 when she was named general manager of Scientific Labs and Proving Grounds. In 1996, she was named vice president of Vehicle Certification, Compliance and Safety Affairs.
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